Name: Ibn Verga, Solomon
Born: 15th century
Died: 16th century
Lived In: Spain and Portugal
Major Work: Shevet Yehudah
Description: A historian who wrote about Jewish life in the Diaspora from the time of the Temple destruction to his own time.
Biography: He was a rabbi, philosopher and hisotiographer who was known for his work in ransoming captives. He left Spain after the Expulsion order of 1492 and lived as a Converso in Portugal.